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Prawn Dumpling Noodle Soup Recipe

Prawn Dumplings Noodle Soup Recipe

Image: Georgia Harding

This is a light and easy-to-make soup that’s perfect for the warmer months. If you’re not a fan of prawns, you can substitute them for fresh white fish which is just as delicious.

Serves: 4




  • 1.5L fish (or chicken) stock
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 5cm ginger, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy, washed well
  • 180g buckwheat soba noodles
  • Dumplings
  • 200g raw prawn (flesh)
  • ½ lime, zest
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • Garnish
  • 2 spring onions, white part finely sliced
  • Coriander leaves, picked off the stems
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (optional)
  1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the stock, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, garlic and fish sauce to the boil. After 1 min remove from the heat, cover with a lid and allow the flavours to infuse.
  2. To make the dumplings, add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend to a rough paste. Form into golf ball sized balls.
  3. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the soba noodles. Boil until they are just cooked, strain and divide between four bowls.
  4. Strain the solids from the stock and reheat it to simmer. Add the dumplings and cook for 2-3 mins or until they feel just firm. Remove them from the stock and divide between the serving bowls.
  5. Add the bok choy to the stock and blanch that for 1-2 mins or until it starts to wilt. Mix in the lime juice. Divide the bok choy and the stock between the bowls.
  6. Garnish and enjoy immediately.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.